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The Georgetown Independent is Georgetown University's monthly arts and culture magazine. Check in with us for the latest on movies, TV shows, music, local artists, and more.

March 24, 2019

Since 2015, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has captured viewers’ attention with its kooky sense of humor and charming characters. With Ellie Kemper leading the way as the peppy titular character, the series tackles societal issues while existing in a colorful, bizarre wor...

March 24, 2019

On Feb. 1, Netflix released “Russian Doll,” starring “Orange is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne as Nadia, a 36-year-old, fast-talking New Yorker and the Bill Murray of this most recent Groundhog Day-style show. “Russian Doll” is a sensation, exploring the existentia...

March 24, 2019

“We are taking you to a whole new dimension of reality where gravity and time do not exist.” These ambitious words are those of wowgr8, formerly known as Doctur Dot. He’s one half of the eclectic, other-worldly duo EarthGang. Don’t be fooled: what he foretells is not a...

March 24, 2019

John Oliver is back for a sixth season of his renowned weekly late-night comedy show, “Last Week Tonight.” Armed with biting, fearless wit, Oliver approaches comedy with the goal of creating political and social change. Sure, the Brit aims plenty of ‘burns’ square at T...

March 24, 2019

The entrance of Electric Lady Studios in the Village.

"But have you seen my records? This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, Mars, The Trojans, The Black Dice, Todd Terry, The Germs, Section 25...” 

At the opening and the close of LCD Soundsystem’s third live...

 "7 Rings." 

With all twelve songs making the Billboard Hot 100 Chart within its debut week, and with its titular song breaking streaming and viewing records online, Ariana Grande’s thank u, next has certainly transformed the pop singer into a major force in the mu...

March 24, 2019

 Astrid and Hiccup.

The big-screen animated sequels of the past two years are running on the steam of once-original ideas. Perhaps I was jaded by the incredibly high expectations created by the first two films—which were defining films of my childhood—but the How t...

March 24, 2019

 Sofia Boutella in Climax.

The sensation of watching Climax perfectly mirrors a drug-induced high—which the film’s characters actually experience—in its near inability to be described. Despite the thought ofwalking out of the theater halfway through momentarily crossing...

March 24, 2019

David Keenan at Winery D.C. 

Usually, The Georgetown Independent interviews only local campus and D.C. artists, but we made an exception for the Irish singer, David Keenan. A young, twenty-something, wise beyond his years, Keenan shares his authentic folk melodies with...

March 24, 2019

Now is the time to call upon any of your white friends who are too afraid to speak about race and take them with you to see “Admissions” at Studio Theatre. This play, written by Joshua Harmon, a white man, confronts white privilege and liberal hypocrisy in a brutally h...

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